Botanic / Formal / Institutional gardens

Submitted by Longma on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:24

As I was one of three speakers at the Fritillaria Group ( of the AGS frown) Fall meeting yesterday, I travelled to the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley, UK yesterday. I was accompanied on the trip by my good friend and grower expert on most of the worlds Genera !!, Mr. Fred Bundy.  Unfortunately circumstances prevented my visiting the Alpine houses during the lunch break as we had planned, but Fred was free and able to take some pictures to share with us.

The alpine houses and recently constructed crevice bed - 


Fred is an expert on a very wide range of plants and doesn't need labels to identify the plants, smiley ...... unfortunately I'm not and I do, cheeky. Please comment on the plants and post any names you can. 








Submitted by RickR on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 19:21

A lot of glorious and interesting plants, Ron.


Those cyclamen look sooooooo tiny with the colchicum!  cool

They certainly are Rick. Mind they should be with facilities like those !!wink

There is so much more than the Alpine Houses at Wisley, and I would urge anybody who is ever in or around London, UK and has a day available, to visit. My wife and I have spent numerous days in the gardens over the years and we still think we haven't seen it all. Overall the plants, gardens and facilities are up there with the best. smiley

So much more to see here -

A very tasty sampling!

Ozothamnus caught my eye, so I had to look it up- many seem to look like Achillea/Anaphalis, though these low silver ones are quite special!

Seems it is probably in that category of Aus plants that, as Mark mentioned on another thread, those of us growing outdoors in the north will just have to appreciate from afar...